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Medication Therapy Management Implementation, Part 3: Barriers and Recommendations to Overcome Barriers

Author(s):  Fyke Jeremy P, Yale Robert N, Corbett Corinne, Litera Natalie

Issue:  Nov/Dec 2008 - Arthritis and Immunological Diseases
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Abstract:  As a required service of the Medicare Modernization Act of 2003, medication therapy management services must be offered by all Part D prescription drug-plan sponsors in order to improve overall knowledge of medication usage for targeted patients. Those targeted patients include patients who have multiple chronic diseases, have been prescribed several covered Part D medications, and are paying at least $4,000 for their medication each year. This article discusses some of the barriers and recommendations to overcome such barriers encountered by Indiana pharmacists.

Related Keywords: Jeremy P. Fyke, MA, Robert N. Yale, MA, Corinne Corbett, BA, Natalie Litera, BA, Medicare Modernization Act of 2003, Medicare Part D, medication therapy management, chronic disease, barriers to implementation

Related Categories: LEGAL, PATIENT EDUCATION, PHARMACY EDUCATION, PROFESSIONAL ISSUES

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